Child Migrants, Forgotten Australians, memories, photos, Responding to the National Apology, Stolen Generations

The first anniversary 2

by Cath on 14 December, 2010

On Tuesday 16 November, to mark the first anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and former Child Migrants, ACT Forgotten Australians and Women and Prisons (WAP) marched across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge in Canberra. Here are the photographs of the event taken by George Serras, the senior photographer at the National Museum of Australia.

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2 thoughts on “The first anniversary 2”

  1. Had a great day, all were LOUD and PROUD on the day hope to get more there next year and thank you to the Museum for recognising FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS and with it in the museum we will be remembered now and in the future.

  2. Thankyou Adele & George for being there on the day and taking an interest in our cause. You didn’t just come along and take a few photo’s you talked to us and listened to us that meant a lot to us. And I agree with Krissy above. I hope next year there will be a lot more. There is still so much to be told about what happened in these institutions. So many children physically abused, raped and tortured, used as guinea pigs in drug trials, used as slave labour in stinking hot laundries while the churches profited from thier labours. This is part of Australia’s dark history that they would prefer to remain hidden in the dark. They need to come face to face with these issues and deal with them head on, until then it will remain a national disgrace. And thanks again for allowing me to express my opinion.

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